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Palgrave Studies in Oral History

Creating Choice

A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961-1973

Authors: Cline, D.

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Before Roe v. Wade, somewhere between one and two million illegal abortions were performed every year in the United States. Illegal abortion affected millions of women and their families, yet their stories remain hidden. In Creating Choice , citizens of one community in Western Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley break that silence.

About the authors

DAVID P. CLINE is currently a Research Assistant at the Southern Oral History Programme at the Centre for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA. He was an editor of the Alternative Travel Directory (Transitions Abroad Publishing) and his articles and book reviews have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Utne Reader, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews and in other national periodicals.

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"David Cline has assembled an amazingly rich repository of testimonies chronicling a community's efforts to facilitate reproductive autonomy at a time when the state prohibited such activities. This work is a major contribution to the project of preserving and disseminating the histories of activism, feminism, and reproductive politics in the United States." - Rickie Solinger, author of Pregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America (2005) and other books

"A powerful document of the history of abortion before and after legalization, this book offers a compelling collection of oral history interviews that weave together the story of abortion in an entire community. Creating Choice gives voice to a group of people whose stories are crucial to our understanding of women's history but who have so far not been heard. This collection is not only crucial to students of the history of abortion. It provides an equally rare look into the history of the sexual revolution and the women's health movement on college campuses. Creating Choice is wonderfully accessible, an important collection for anybody trying to understand the history of women and sexuality." - Johanna Schoen, University of Iowa


Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    Cline, David P.

  • Elizabeth Myer

    Pages 29-32

    Cline, David P.

  • Dr. Robin Dizard

    Pages 33-36

    Cline, David P.

  • Jean Baxter

    Pages 37-44

    Cline, David P.

  • Carol C. Wall

    Pages 45-49

    Cline, David P.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating Choice
Book Subtitle
A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961-1973
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8289-6
DOI
10.1057/9781403982896
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6814-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 290
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